>>1067762>>Thanks anon. I really liked the colours, and I think more retailers should use natural tones>You're welcome and yes I totally agree with you. There's a place for bright colors but I like natural ones the best.
I have the opposite problem.
For climbing and mountaineering I prefer highly visible colors, but most stuff that fits me is either black or natural colors.
Or totally garish, bright yellows that will like shit (=natural colors…) after one use, because it just is a magnet to all kinds of dirt.
But the colors are the least of my problems. Just look at pic related. That's what I call an OK color. Bright enough to be visible, yet "normal" and dark enough for daily use without washing it daily.
And somewhat affordable and my most robust jacket so far was a blue mountain hardwear one, so I felt confident ordering it, after I only found crap in all the shops I went too. Everything is either ultralight and will start leaking after a year or two (but still costs €300+) or has the color issue mentioned above or is €500+ with a 3layer membrane, combined with 20 pockets, that are all fully membrane, leading to at least two full 3layer layers of fabric on the front of the jacket, which results in zero breathability. Also, the pockets are always placed such that they don'T work with a harness OR a backpack.
So when I looked at this thing and saw some mesh on the inside, I hoped that they'd done the pockets in the proper way. Still there for those that need them, but won't overheat me when I don't fucking need them.
That thing has additional mesh pockets only accessible from the inside AND the useless double membrane pockets on top. also, both pockets, outside and inside are virtually unusable with a harness or backpack.
And I specifically ordered it because it has vents on the arms. Turns out they placed them under the bicep, instead of the fucking armpits where you need them the most.